Tip Everton - Bournemouth
Both Everton and Bournemouth go to this game badly in need of a win to further their ambitions of finishing in European places and will each look at it as a winnable game. In terms of confidence heading to the game though, Bournemouth will need some inspiration. They are not only on a bad run, they also got eliminated from the FA Cup in their last game, adding to their woes in the season, while Everton, playing a much weaker opponent, sailed through to the fourth round with a win over Lincoln City. The win over Lincoln was just the second in nine matches for Everton while Bournemouth go into the match winless in their last four games while it is even worse for them away from home as they have picked six straight losses. In the 11 away games they have played this season, across all competitions, Bournemouth have lost eight and they have kept just two clean sheets. In 23 league matches away from home, Bournemouth have managed just five wins. On the other hand, with five wins in 11 home matches in the Premier League, Everton have a slight advantage but the fact that they have no win in the last four may hamper their confidence. The two sides have played to high scoring matches in the recent past, with four of their last five meetings producing over 2.5 goals. They have met eight times in history and Everton have four wins and Bournemouth two.
Key points Everton - Bournemouth
Everton are winless in the last four league games at home.
Bournemouth have six straight away losses.
Five of the last six meetings between the two sides have produced over 2.5 goals.
Conclusion Everton - Bournemouth
Both teams here have had a bad run in recent times but Everton, playing at home will have an advantage against a Bournemouth side that has six losses in their last six away matches. However, Everton have not been the best at home lately, and we still expect them to struggle in this game. A draw seems the fairest result here.
Everton Bournemouth Prediction published on January 11, 2019